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Ray Fisher inducted into Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame

Ray Fisher inducted into Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame

Motorsport Hall of Famer Ray Fisher

Ray Fisher - Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame Inductee 2019
1967 Ray Fisher won both the 500cc and Unlimited Australian Championships at Mount Kembla NSW on a Montesa
Ray Fisher - Face shot with bike 33

Photos: [Left] Victorian Ray Fisher at the 2019 Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame ceremony; and [centre and right] Ray raced for 33 years, on 33 different bikes with his favored race number 33 – winning seven Australian Motocross Championships in the 1950-60s.

Australian motocross legend Ray Fisher inducted into Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame

On 15 March 2019, the late great motocross racer Ray Fisher from Victoria was inducted into the Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame.

With close friend and another motocross legend by his side Tim Gibbes, Fisher received this prestigious honor at a special gala presentation – joining four other Australian motocross legends in the Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame.

The first ceremony was held in 2016, with 30 inductees spread across all facets of the sport – with Jeff Leisk (WA) and Stephen Gall (NSW) the first motocross riders to be inducted. In following years, Victorians Ken Rumble ( 2017) and Gary Flood (2018) were also added to this exclusive group.

Ray Fisher won seven Australian Motocross Championships in the 1950-60s, after returning from racing in Europe. Fisher was one of Australia’s first international motocross pioneers.

After winning his first Australian Championship in the 500cc class at the 1959 titles in Royal Park (SA), he set sail on a one way passage to England, and stayed five years making adventurous road trips to race across Europe.  This included grass track races behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, where in 1963, he won the famous Teterow International Grass Track in East Germany in front of 100,000 spectators against a world class field.

Returning home in 1965, Fisher easily won the 500cc National Championship at Clarendon in South Australia. Between 1965 to 1967, he won the Australian 500cc title three years in a row – at Christmas Hills (VIC 1966) and Mount Kembla (NSW 1967), also winning the Unlimited class that year.

Then the following year, Ray twice created history in one day at the Australian Motocross Championships in Collie (WA). On 20 October 1968 he became the first rider to win an Australian Motocross Championship on a lightweight Japanese motocross machine, aboard a 125cc Kawasaki. Then in the All Powers (Unlimited) class, he was the last rider to win an Australian title on a British 4-stroke machine – a 500cc Matchless Metisse.

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